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October, 2017 / news

De Grisogono Diamond Could Sell for Over $30M

The De Grisogono Diamond Emerald Cut 163 carat
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October, 2017 / news

Harry Winston Showcase Signature Design Timepieces

Premier watch collection by Harry Winston
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October, 2017 / news

De Beers’ $370M Sight Reflects Slow Rough Market

De Beers’ October sight closed with a value of $370 million
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October, 2017 / news
Happy Diwali
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October, 2017 / news

Rapaport to Auction Historic Sierra Leone 709ct. Peace Diamond

14th Largest Rough Diamond ever discovered worldwide
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October, 2017 / news

37 carat Pink Diamond Up for Sale

Sotheby’s Auctioneers announced the upcoming auction of the Raj Pink diamond.
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October, 2017 / news

Petra Diamonds shares drop

More trouble for diamond miner Petra Diamonds yesterday after it warned it is heading into financial trouble with its lenders.
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October, 2017 / news

13 Carat Diamond Sold By Merlin

Merlin Diamonds has a sold a rough white diamond for $157,880
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September, 2017 / news

163ct D Flawless Diamond to be Auctioned at Christie’s

The emerald cut diamond weighing 163.41 carats will be the largest D colour flawless diamond to appear at an auction.
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September, 2017 / news

Graff pays $53m for historic diamond

1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona rough Diamond
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September, 2017 / news

Young Rough Diamonds Discovered

Geologists have discovered what they refer to as young diamonds, after analyzing a number of rough diamonds.
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September, 2017 / news

Alrosa Russian Diamond Miner Recovers 27.85 carat pink diamond

Exceptional Large Pink Diamond Discovered in Russia Could Be Most Expensive ever by Alrosa
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September, 2017 / news

Botswana Wants Option to Buy Unusually Big Diamonds

The world's second largest 1,109 carat rough diamond discovered two years ago
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September, 2017 / news

SELLING YOUR DIAMOND ?

DCLA Experts can help you sell or auction your diamond jewellery and get you the best value
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September, 2017 / news

Petra Diamonds suspends operations at its Tanzania mine

The Tanzanian governments confrontational approach to miners operating in the country including Petra Diamonds, has led to Petra suspending operations at its mine.
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September, 2017 / news

Bespoke Diamond Jewellery

DCLA Diamond Exchange one off handmade, commissioned jewellery. Handmade Jewellery is produced in Sydney Australia
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September, 2017 / news

Zimbabwe ruling elite linked to disappearing diamonds

Top security and political leaders steeling Zimbabwe's diamond reserves anti-corruption group alleges.
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September, 2017 / news

Tanzania confiscates diamonds from British mining company

The Tanzanian government has announced the seizure of diamonds worth an estimated $29.5 million after accusing British company Petra Diamonds
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September, 2017 / news

Classic car prices drop but diamonds and wine shine

Old Master paintings and classic cars have lost the luster, But the uber rich have seen their jewellery, fine wine and musical instruments jump in value again.
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September, 2017 / news

Diamond stockpiles Increase In Indian Companies

A US slowdown in demand for polished diamonds is gradually building up inventories at Indian jewellery manufacturing companies, leading to a decline in diamond prices by as much as seven percent this month.
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September, 2017 / news

Diamond Futures Exchange Launches In India

To help the Diamond industry limit losses when polished prices fluctuate. The Indian Commodity Exchange has launched the first diamond futures trading contract.
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August, 2017 / news

De Beers Raises Marketing Budget to USD $140M

De Beers marketing spend this years is more than $140 million, This is the biggest De Beers push in a decade.
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August, 2017 / news

Taylor Swift’s diamond filled bathtub

In Taylor Swift's new music video for "Look What You Made Me Do." The pop star is seen sitting in a bathtub full of diamonds.
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August, 2017 / news

Sarine Technologies moves into Diamond Grading

Sarine Technologies the world leader in diamond measuring and assessing is expanding its diamond report. It will include the 4C's quality grades including the diamond’s cut, color, clarity and carat weight. This will be done using its own automated grading tools.
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August, 2017 / news

The Asscher Cut Diamond, A Royal diamond cut.

The Asscher Cut Diamond, A Royal diamond cut, With the most light return of all step cut diamond shapes. The...
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August, 2017 / news

Michael Hill’s US Sales Fall

Michael Hill’s US sales dropped in the past fiscal year as the Australia-based jeweler struggled in the key market.
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August, 2017 / news

Seven Diamonds Over 50 Carats Recovered By Lucapa

Lucapa Diamond Company announced Thursday it has recovered seven stones exceeding 50 carats
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August, 2017 / news

Costco to Pay Tiffany $19M

Costco Wholesale Corporation ordered to pay Tiffany & Co
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August, 2017 / news

2.11 carat Everglow Fancy Red Argyle Diamond

the Argyle Everglow Red Diamond
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July, 2017

Brink’s Low Value Parcel Shipping

A better service and more secure way to send goods to the DCLA. Brink's Low Value Parcel Shipping: Brink’s Connect...
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July, 2017

Diamonds are all billions of years old

How you can re-purpose your existing diamonds. DCLA helps you certificate and then DCLA Diamonds helps design your ring or...
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July, 2017

Another large gem diamond recovered at Lesotho mine

Gem Diamonds found the high quality 126 carat, D colour Type IIa rock at Letšeng. Gem Diamonds unveiled Thursday a...
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June, 2017

Gem Diamonds finds two large rocks at flagship mine in Lesotho

Africa focused Gem Diamonds has discovered two diamonds bigger than 100 carats at its Letšeng mine in Lesotho, which should...
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June, 2017

Kimberley Diamonds closes its last mine

Controversial Australia-based miner Kimberley Diamonds has put its last remaining diamond mine into administration after it failed to secure fresh...
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June, 2017

DE BEERS GOES TO COURT OVER SOUTH AFRICA EXPORT LEVY

De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) is reportedly appealing to the Pretoria High Court in South Africa to set aside a...
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May, 2017

Sotheby’s sells the Apollo and Artemis diamonds for £44.9 million

The pair is made up of one Fancy Vivid blue diamond named Apollo, which sold for 41.9 million Swiss Francs...
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May, 2017

US Wobble Takes Shine off Pandora Sales

Pandora reported strong growth in the first quarter, but US store closures and sluggish mall traffic dented its performance stateside....
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May, 2017

Important Advice on How to Sell Your Diamonds

If you are you considering selling your diamond, but feel as though you have no idea how or where to...
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May, 2017

Gem Diamonds recovers 80 carat rough diamond

Another D colour Type II diamond weighing 80 carats has been recovered. Shares in Gem Diamonds spiked on Thursday after...
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May, 2017

This Blue Diamond Is Natural—and Also Synthetic

The good news is, from everything we know, all lab-grown diamonds are detectable, and the detection devices are getting better...
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April, 2017

Christie’s to Offer 92ct. Pendant

A 92.15 carat diamond pendant worth up to $20 million will lead Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva next month....
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April, 2017

Graff Unveils 105-Carat D-Flawless Diamond

Graff Diamonds has unveiled the 105.07 carat D flawless pear shaped diamond, it has named the Graff Vendôme after its...
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April, 2017

Letseng Mine Yields 114ct. Diamond

Gem Diamonds has found a 114-carat rough diamond at its Letšeng mine in Lesotho, the miner reported Friday.The discovery of...
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April, 2017

Sotheby’s Sells 59.6 carat pink for $94.2 million AUD

Steinmetz Diamonds owned by Israeli billionaire Benny Steinmetz, spent two years cutting and polishing the Rough diamond. Which was mined...
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March, 2017

De Beers, Luk Fook to Co-Brand Grading Reports

De Beers’ polished-grading unit has partnered with Hong Kong-based jeweler Luk Fook to produce co-branded diamond reports for the retailer’s...
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March, 2017

59.6 carat Vivid pink diamond

Sotheby's plans to auction the famous "Pink Star" diamond an internally flawless, fancy vivid pink stone at its sale in...
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March, 2017

GIA Finds Significant Undisclosed Synthetics

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) recently uncovered an unusually large number of undisclosed synthetic diamonds mixed in with natural...
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February, 2017

De Beers Profit Jumps as Diamond Market Stabilises

Profit more than doubled for De Beers last year as trading conditions in the diamond-manufacturing sector improved and inventory levels...
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December, 2016

DCLA Diamonds has launched

Buying a diamond can be a difficult process.What should I buy? Where should I buy from? How much should I...
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November, 2016

Pink Diamond sells for $18M at Christie’s Geneva

Christie’s a pink diamond at its Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva on Tuesday at $2 million per carat. The pear...
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November, 2016

Bain Capital and Bow Street to acquired Blue Nile

In a surprise announcement, online jeweller Blue Nile has entered into an agreement to be acquired by an investor group...
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November, 2016

Graff Showcases the Graff Venus

The 118.78 carat type IIa diamond with no fluorescence and an excellent polish and symmetry. Is a record for a...
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October, 2016

Large diamonds recovered at Lulo

Lucapa Diamond mining at the Lulo diamond project in Angola, have recovered two diamonds weighing 71 carats and 77 carats....
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October, 2016

Personalise your diamond with the DCLA Cold laser.

Significant dates or names can be added to the girdle of the diamond.That is the outer rim of the stone....
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September, 2016

Lucapa Finds 104ct. Diamond at Lulo Mine

Lucapa Diamond Company recovered a 104-carat, D color diamond. The type IIa stone is the fourth rough diamond above 100...
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September, 2016

Laboratory created diamonds submitted to the DCLA

Tuesday 20th September. Two diamonds submitted to the DCLA laboratory by a Sydney jeweller were identified as laboratory created. No...
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September, 2016

HRD Uncovers Tampered Diamond Grading Reports

HRD Antwerp has invalidated 156 diamond grading certificates and fired three employees who accepted a financial incentive for tampering with...
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August, 2016

138.57 Carat D Colour Diamond Recovered by Petra at Cullinan

Petra Diamonds announced that it had recovered a 138.57-carat, Type IIa, D-colour diamond at its historic Cullinan mine near Pretoria...
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July, 2016

Swarovski Jumps Into the Lab-Grown Diamond Business

Swarovski, the Austrian company famed for its signature crystals, is now selling synthetic diamonds. A Swarovski spokesperson confirmed that the...
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July, 2016

Short term loans on certified diamonds and jewellery.

DCLA verification, loan valuations of your diamond or diamond jewellery.DCLA in conjunction with Assetline are now offering valuation services and...
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June, 2016

Graff Reveals 105ct. Flawless Diamond in Paris

Graff Diamonds unveiled 105.07 carat pear shaped D If diamond cut and polished by Graff. The rough diamond was recovered...
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June, 2016

Petra Diamonds recovers 121.26 carat white diamond

Petra Diamonds has found a large 121.26 carat white diamond at the Cullinan mine in South Africa.The rough diamond is...
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June, 2016

Before you sell your diamonds and gold for cash call for advice

We help you get the best price for your Diamond Jewellery We buy Gold and silver Bullion Gold and Silver...
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June, 2016

Sotheby’s Shares Ownership of $72M Pink Diamond

Sotheby’s teamed up with two other firms to collectively own the Pink Star diamond, which has been valued at $72...
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May, 2016

The 24.18 Carat Cullinan Dream

Christie’s will sell the Cullinan Dream on June 9, the 24.18 carat is the largest fancy intense blue diamond ever...
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May, 2016

Alrosa Finds Largest Diamond in Zarnitsa’s History

A 207.29 carat rough diamond recovered at its Zarnitsa mine in the Yakutia. The gem quality diamond measuring 38 Ñ…...
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May, 2016

Oppenheimer Blue Diamond sells for $US58 million

A blue diamond became the most expensive jewel ever auctioned, setting a record price for a jewel in auction when...
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May, 2016

Lucara Sells Its 813 Carat Diamond for US$63 Million

Lucara Sells Its 813 Carat Diamond for US$63 Million, the Highest Price Ever Achieved for the Sale of a Rough...
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May, 2016

THE 1 109 CT LESEDI LA RONA

Sotheby’s will auction the 1109 carat “Lesedi la Rona” Our Light” in the Tswana language spoken in Botswana. The rough...
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May, 2016

2.83 ct Violet diamond

The rough diamond weighing 9.17 carats was recovered in August 2015, and after weeks of assessment, the Argyle Violet was...
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April, 2016

Flawless blue diamond sells for $42m

The 10.10 carat oval shape, vivid blue diamond flawless diamond sold for $42 Million ( $32 Million USD ) ,...
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April, 2016

14.6 carat blue diamond

Christie's is set to auction the exceptional 14.6 ct Vivid Blue diamond, it could sell for as much as $45...
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February, 2016

CVD Lab-Grown Diamonds with GIA Natural Diamond Certificates

Alibaba, the leading online internet platform for global wholesale trade, has sent special Trade Alerts by email to millions of...
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February, 2016

Lucapa Recovers Largest diamond in Angolan History

Lucapa Diamond Company has recovered the largest recorded diamond ever found in Angola. The 404.2 carat rough diamond has been...
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February, 2016

1 111 carat diamond Named Lesedi La Rona ‘Our Light’

Lucara Diamond Corporation in Botswana has officially named the largest diamond to be discovered in 100 years. The name is...
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February, 2016

Graff Diamonds opens Australian store

Graff Diamonds first Australian boutique has opened in Crown Melbourne.The latest store will house Graff’s exceptional diamonds, gemstones and timepieces....
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January, 2016

Six More Arrested in GIA Hacking Case

Six more people have been arrested in relation to the hacking of Gemological Institute of America (GIA) diamond-grading reports by...
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January, 2016

De Beers first sight for 2016 is $540 million USD

De Beers the sold $540m worth of diamonds in its first of sale of the year more than double the...
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January, 2016

Sell you diamonds or gold for cash ?

Before you sell jewellery, see what DCLA Services can do for you: Get real values and advice from the experts...
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December, 2015

Petra Sells Rare 23.16 Carat Pink Diamond

The 23.16 carat exceptional pink diamond recovered at the Williamson mine in Tanzania has been sold to M.A. Anavi Diamond...
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December, 2015

De Beers’ Kimberley Mines sold to Petra Diamonds, Ekapa Mining for $7.2m

Anglo American De Beers ended more than 125 years of diamond mining in Kimberley South Africa by selling its last...
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November, 2015

Petra Diamonds recovers 23.16 ct Pink Diamond

A 23.16 carat pink diamond, with exceptional colour and clarity recovered at the Williamson mine in Tanzania. The mine Williamson...
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November, 2015

Lucara diamond miner recovered a 1,111 carat rough diamond

Lucara Diamond Corp has recovered a 1.111 ct diamond at the Karowe mine in Botswana. The second largest gem quality...
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November, 2015

Harsh prison sentences given in bribery case.

Antwerp The Correctional Court in Antwerp handed down “extremely harsh” sentences and levied “substantial fines” against four diamond traders accused...
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November, 2015

HRD Antwerp corporate statement regarding the deliberate provision of incorrect diamond certificates by employees in 2012.

Last week, the Correctional Court of Antwerp delivered a verdict in regards a case concerning the deliberate provision of incorrect...
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November, 2015

Blue Moon Diamond

The Blue Moon Diamond has been sold for a record US$48.26m at Sotheby’s in Geneva. The sale price is a...
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November, 2015

DCLA Valuation services

DCLA valuation services for loose or set diamond jewellery. Valuations for insurance or resale with optional cold laser inscription.
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October, 2015

GIA Laboratory Alert

The GIA has invalidated another 1042 diamond reports. GIA alert
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October, 2015

Sarine rough diamond mapping

Sarine Launchs a Super-Fast small rough mapping technology system for rough diamonds.The Galaxy technology is now implemented in Meteor, a...
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September, 2015

16.08 ct Pink diamond

This vivid pink diamond could break records at auction. The 16.08 ct is featured at the Christie's auction and it's...
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September, 2015

The Blue Moon diamond

Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva this November will showcase 'The Blue Moon', diamond. The exceptional 12.03 carat internally flawless...
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September, 2015

IDC Diamond Grading Laboratories use cold laser, this is why.

It is important to understand there are two very different categories of lasers used for diamond inscription; hot lasers and...
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September, 2015

$19.3m for the 357 carat rough diamond

Gem Diamonds LTD has sold the 357 carat exceptional white diamond recovered from the Letšeng mine for $19.3 million USD....
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September, 2015

De Beers cuts rough diamond prices and sight

De Beers which produces thirty percent of world rough diamonds has cut prices by 10 percent for the sight. This...
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August, 2015

De Beers could cut diamond prices by nine percent

The world's largest diamond producer of rough diamonds by value, De Beers has reduced prices for its rough diamond sight....
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August, 2015

Lucara recovers more exceptional diamonds

Lucara’s Karowe Diamond Mine in Botswana has recovered of a number of exceptional diamonds. The mine is continuing to produce...
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August, 2015

GIA Bans Cristy Gems for Fraudulent Report Inscriptions

Cristy Gems can no longer submit diamonds to the GIA for grading. The laboratory suspects that the company along with...
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July, 2015

ISO International Standard, welcomed by CIBJO

All laboratories must have DIAMOND on the report or certificate. DIAMOND is used exclusively for diamonds of natural origin. In...
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July, 2015

De Beers sightholders refuse boxes Update

De Beers’s the world’s largest rough producer felt the pain, when only $300 million of the $450 million estimated sight...
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July, 2015

India’s diamond sector is hurting from Defaults and lay-offs

The diamond sector in Surat is experiencing rising losses and payment defaults. This is causing uncertainty for workers in India's...
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June, 2015

132 Ct Unveiled by Graff

Pictures of the Spectacular Fancy Yellow Diamond Polished by Graff Diamonds have been released. Laurence Graff, the founder of the...
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June, 2015

Arbitrators to Weigh Cases Involving GIA Grading Reports

Shmuel Schnitzer  IDE's president, said The Israel Diamond Exchange will appoint arbitrators deal with transactions of treated diamonds certified determined...
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May, 2015

32.26 ct laboratory created diamond polished

The (IGI) International Gemmological Institute in Hong Kong has certified synthetic laboratory grown diamond weighing 10.02. The synthetic diamond is...
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May, 2015

Kimberley diamond mines up for sale by De Beers

De Beers Diamond mining Groups Kimberley Mines are no longer in the company's strategic plan. De Beers has been mining...
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May, 2015

Hundreds of diamonds recalled by the GIA

Diamonds certified by the GIA had an undisclosed treatment which fades over time, but improves their colour by as much...
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April, 2015

Upgraded Cutting Technology for Zimbabwe Diamond Centre

The updated equipment will have production capacity of up to 700 stones per day. The new diamond center incorporates miners,...
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April, 2015

341.90 carat gem recovered by Lucara

Lucara’s Karowe diamond mine in Botswana has produced a 341.90 ct type IIa rough diamond gem while processing kimberlite from...
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April, 2015

DCLA PRICE LIST 2015

DCLA Diamond Certificate     Prices GST exclusive Up to   0.39ct          $65.00 0.40 -  0.69ct           $85.00 0.70 -  0.99ct           $100.00 1.00...
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April, 2015

SA diamond trader gambled the money away

An unnamed diamond trader is suspected of stealing diamonds valued at around US$1 million from several dealers in the Johannesburg...
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April, 2015

Debswana to cut output

Debswana's Managing Director Balisi Bonyongo said, the Diamond Company will cut diamond production at its mines as the company tries...
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April, 2015

DCLA Diamond jewellery valuation with Cold Laser Inscription

DCLA Australia’s leading diamond laboratory valuation service now available. Valued by DCLA experts and therefore guaranteed accurate. Saving you money...
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April, 2015

Hatton Garden Safe Deposit robbed

According to the police, robbers used heavy cutting equipment to break into the vault at Hatton Garden. The vault founded...
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April, 2015

Tiffany & Co launches CT60 watch line

Swiss made CT60 collection is a tribute to founder Charles Lewis Tiffany. The traditional Tiffany design fused with modern high...
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April, 2015

De Beers diamond grading and inscription facility opened in Surat

The major investment in Surat facility reflects a world class diamond cutting and polishing centre characterised by skill, innovation and...
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March, 2015

Tough rules for De Beers diamond customers

Biggest reforms in a decade from De Beers’s over concerns of the financial stability and transparency of their sightholders. The...
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March, 2015

Rare Orange diamond to showcase at Shapiro Auctioneers

Orange / yellow Orange one of the rarest colours found in natural diamond. In 2014 a spectacular orange fancy vivid...
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March, 2015

Trillions of carats of diamonds from meteorite

A meteorite impact 35 million years ago in Siberian, is said to have brought enough industrial diamonds which could supply...
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March, 2015

The Fascination by Graff

The Diamond Watch that effortlessly turns into an exquisite ring Created by Graff Diamonds a London based jewellers founded in...
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March, 2015

IIa Technologies Diamond manufacturer launches greenhouse

IIa Technologies created a 3.04 ct synthetic white diamond, which is the largest polished laboratory grown diamond disclosed. The company...
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March, 2015

24K Gold Apple iWatch

On Monday Apple unveiled its new smart watch to consumers, it is available in two sizes. Starting at $350.00 USD...
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March, 2015

Coloured diamonds are best investment

Fancy coloured diamonds are fast overtaking the colourless white gems as a safe long term investment option. The Fancy Colour...
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March, 2015

Diamonds to be auctioned by Rapaport

Rapaport has announced that will be opening its melee auction in the Hong Kong International Diamond show, the auction consists...
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February, 2015

Brown Diamonds natural or synthetic

Causes of colour in heat treated brown diamonds and synthetic brown diamonds are similar to treated pink diamonds. In natural...
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February, 2015

Threat to Profitability from Synthetic Diamonds says De Beers

The flooding of synthetic diamonds in the industry is threatening long term sustainability of Rough and Polished. Bruce Cleaver Head...
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February, 2015

SDA detects synthetic diamonds mixed in natural diamond parcel

The Surat Diamond Association detected synthetic diamonds in a parcel belonging to two diamond traders in Varachha the world's largest...
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February, 2015

De Beers a crown jewel

De Beers Group to invest around $3bn over ten years on diamond mining operations in its key South African mine...
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February, 2015

Perfect 100 ct emerald shape diamond for auction

A rare Emerald shape 100.20 ct diamond, originally mined in South Africa by De Beers will showcase the Sotheby’s Auction....
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February, 2015

Fancy Coloured Diamonds Asia’s Best Friend

Fancy Coloured diamonds popularity and price has risen globally, partly driven by Asian investors. Fancy Orange, Pink, Yellow, and Blue...
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February, 2015

Tiffany’s diamond heist

Armed robbers forced customers and staff to the floor, and then ordered one worker to open the jewellery cases. The...
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February, 2015

Surat Diamond Association synthetic diamonds seminars

Diamond industry leaders, the (SDA) and the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) will begin an awareness campaign in...
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February, 2015

Christie’s, Sotheby’s 2014 Jewellery results

Christie's and Sotheby’s auction sales rose to new records for both the auction houses. Jewellery sales topped $740 million and...
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January, 2015

Letseng Sales Drop 10% in Q4

Gem Diamonds reported that it saw an encouraging end to a very positive year after the fourth quarter of 2014....
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January, 2015

Fancy Orange Diamonds

Being the ultimate possession for diamond lovers, Natural fancy Orange diamond is extremely rare. To be classified as a fancy...
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January, 2015

Estimate value of De Beers January Sight is $450M

Assortment and qualities showed no significant changes.  Although with the first sight of 2015 having an estimated value of $450...
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January, 2015

South African diamond mine robbed

A diamond mine outside of Prieska in the Northern Cape of South Africa, became the latest victim of a robbery...
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January, 2015

HPHT lab-grown diamonds achieve a new quality level

Two laboratory grown diamonds, the largest D colour internally flawless lab-created diamonds have been certified by IGI Antwerp laboratory. Both...
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January, 2015

Indian banks begin cutting credit over default fears

ABN Amro, Standard Chartered, State Bank of India and IDBI Bank continue to reduce credit levels to jewellery companies. Winsome...
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January, 2015

$500M Investment by Rio Tinto to Develop Bunder Diamond Mine

Rio Tinto has identified a cluster of eight diamondiferous pipes in India.  Rio Tinto Global mining giant would invest $500...
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January, 2015

Over graded diamonds

Recently there has been a lot of controversy in the diamond and jewellery trade regarding over graded diamonds. This led...
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January, 2015

Do not mix synthetic and natural diamonds

Unscrupulous dealers have created havoc in the industry again, selling Lab grown diamonds in a mix with natural diamonds. 18...
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January, 2015

Israel Exports $6B in Polished for 2014

Israel’s polished diamond exports, increased one percent year on year to $6.27 billion in 2014, according to the Economic Ministry....
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January, 2015

Gemmological Institute of America seven week graduate diamond diploma

The GIA a gemmological organisation will be conducting a seven week graduate diamond diploma from January 8. The programme combines...
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December, 2014

GSI Opens Botswana Lab

Mark Gershburg CEO of GSI said that after decades of just mining rough diamonds. Botswana capital Gaborone now cuts, polishes...
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December, 2014

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to all our customers. We wish you all a successful, happy and healthy new year....
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December, 2014

De Beers Sightholders Reject 25 percent of Goods

December sight is estimated at $600 million. With minor adjustments to prices and assortment qualities reported in categories. Sightholders and...
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December, 2014

89-Carat Diamond Fetches $11 Million

A 89.23 ct D VVs1 pear shape diamond sold for $11 million at the New York Magnificent Jewels sale. The...
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December, 2014

14 Diamond Companies move into the PGJ Centre

Phase one of the Panama Gem & Jewellery Centre is completed. Fourteen of the world's largest diamond trading firms are...
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December, 2014

$2.1 billion in diamonds from Russia for Indian companies

Twelve Indian diamond companies including Kiran Gems, Asian Star and Rosy Blue India, have signed three year contracts with ALROSA...
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December, 2014

Deal with Russia for direct sourcing of diamonds for India

Russia and India to strengthen trade ties in gem and jewellery trade, By signing long term contracts, which include an...
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December, 2014

Rough diamonds for local diamond cutting works in Namibia

The diamond cutting and polishing factories in Namibia have been in decline, now employing only one thousand people. The agreement...
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December, 2014

South African Diamond company appeals $45 million dollar case against Zimbabwe

International Court of Arbitration ruled in favour of the state owned diamond miner on Monday after previously ordering the seizure...
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December, 2014

Alrosa and India supply agreement

President Vladimir Putin is visiting India later this week. Hopes are high for the signing of a diamond supply agreement...
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November, 2014

Lab Created diamonds Are like real thing says producer

Consumers can now save thousands of dollars on diamonds, with a technological breakthrough that allows Synthetic diamonds to be created...
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November, 2014

THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIAMOND GRADING

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research is part of the De Beers group of companies. Based in Antwerp...
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November, 2014

ALROSA third quarter loss of $223 Million USD

A reported a loss of RUB 10.3 billion for the third quarter ending September 30, is primarily  foreign exchange losses....
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November, 2014

Blue diamond record price

A blue diamond has set a new record price of $US32.6 million at Sotheby’s auction in New York. The magnificent...
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November, 2014

Open letter regarding over grading certification from the WFDB

Colleagues and friends, The diamond industry is facing a serious challenge to its integrity which could lead to major consumer...
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November, 2014

Rapaport Calls for End to Over grading Diamonds

Martin Rapaport has released a comprehensive editorial entitled “Honest Grading” that discloses the systematic over grading of over one hundred...
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November, 2014

Zimbabwe removal of tax on locally polished diamonds to be considered

Minister of Mines Walter Chidhakwa said that Zimbabwe is considering repealing 15 percent tax royalties on locally polished diamonds. This...
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November, 2014

Synthetic or Lab grown Diamonds

The question is how many synthetic or Laboratory grown Diamonds are there in the market. The Gem and Jewellery Export...
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November, 2014

GIA Suspends Diamond Duplicate Reports and Sealing Services

The Gemmological Institute of America (GIA) has suspended duplicate reports diamond and diamond sealing services at all locations. The action...
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October, 2014

1.21 ct Argyle Cardinal

Rio Tinto mine in Western Australia sold a 1.21 ct red diamond for a record price, the miner won't disclose...
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October, 2014

U.S. online jeweller Blue Nile experiments with brick and mortar

U.S. online jeweller Blue Nile experiments with brick and mortar With diamond rings on display for shoppers to inspect the...
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October, 2014

Christie’s Geneva Jewel Auction

Christie’s Geneva magnificent jewels Auction on 11 of November, features over 390 lots. The jewellery auction is estimates sales to...
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October, 2014

Rough 232-Ct Diamond sold for $15M

The exceptional 232.08 ct white diamond was recovered at the Cullinan mine in South Africa. Cullinan mine owned and operated...
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October, 2014

Rough Diamonds

DCLA offers the only qualified service for rough diamonds direct from our South African DCW. Our diamond expertise in the...
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October, 2014

Surat diamond companies financial strength evaluate by banks

Diamond companies in India, Antwerp and Dubai receive $15 billion worth of finance per annum. Leading private and public sector...
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October, 2014

De Beers October Sight Estimated at $460M

De Beers sight for October is estimated at $460 million USD. De Beers reported the prices for several different categories...
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October, 2014

8.41Ct IF Fancy Vivid Purple Pink Sells For Record $17.8M

Sotheby’s auctioneers announced a world record auction price for a fancy vivid pink diamond. The sale of an 8.41 ct...
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October, 2014

DCLA has moved to a new office.

After 13 years the DCLA laboratory has moved to a new office, DCLA now resides at 901/9 floor Citiside House...
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September, 2014

Lesotho Storm 23.82 Pink Diamond

KAO Mine in Lesotho has recovered a second exceptional pink diamond weighing 23.82 cts. The diamond has been named the...
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September, 2014

3.37 Ct Purple Orchid Diamond

A fancy intense pinkish purple VS2 diamond will be on display to the public at the Hong Kong Fair, and...
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September, 2014

Diamonds not always a buyer’s best friend, dispute shows

Founded in Tel Aviv in 1974 and now with eight offices worldwide, EGL (European Gemological Laboratory) is the target in...
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September, 2014

232.08 carat D colour Diamond

232.08 carat D colour Type IIa diamond recovered by Petra diamonds at the Cullinan mine in South Africa. The diamond...
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August, 2014

Gem Diamonds revenue at three year high

Gem Diamonds Ltd has had a 50 percent value increase this year. Rough diamond prices have risen about 14 percent...
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August, 2014

Gem Diamonds recovers 198 ct diamond

Gem Diamonds recovered 198-carat the type IIa diamond at its Letseng mine at the end of July. The diamond a...
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July, 2014

Diamond Production Up By 12% De Beers

Debswana in Botswana and De Beers Consolidated Mines in South Africa year to date production has increased by 12%. Total...
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July, 2014

Funding Zimbabwe diamond mines risky

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) a leading South African bank said diamond mining ventures in Zimbabwe are difficult to fund because...
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June, 2014

Petra Diamonds discovers 122.5 ct blue diamond

Petra Diamonds has found a 122.5 carat blue diamond at the Cullinan mine in South Africa. This is the largest...
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May, 2014

DCLA 13 Years old.

DCLA Australia's leading diamond grading laboratory has turned 13. The Sydney based DCLA laboratory is a one of a kind,...
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April, 2014

DCLA Synthetic diamond identification

DCLA Laboratory established in 2001 has always had the ability and equipment to identify synthetic diamonds. The DCLA laboratory has...
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March, 2014

Where’s the best place to buy loose diamonds?

General consensus is to definitely buy online. Simple reason is online sales don’t have the expense of retail location, security...
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March, 2014

162.06 ct type II Diamond

Gem Diamonds has sold a 162.06-carat type II stone sold for $11.1 million and a 161.74-carat type I diamond sold...
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March, 2014

Pink star default

Inventory at Sotheby's rose significantly due to acquisition of the Pink Star, renamed the Pink Dream the 59.60 ct, internally...
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January, 2014

29.6 carat blue diamond found in South Africa

Petra Diamonds has recovered a 29.6 ct blue diamond, possibly the rarest and most coveted in the world. Cailey Barker...
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December, 2013

De Beers has introduced forward contracts for rough

The world’s largest rough diamond miner De Beers has introduced forward contracts for rough diamond sales. DTC site holders can...
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November, 2013

1.78-Ct created Diamond

The producer of gem quality, laboratory grown diamonds is offering one of the purest and largest Type IIa white diamond...
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November, 2013

Non-disclosure of synthetic diamonds

Dear Sirs, Our industry is facing a serious crisis with regards to the non-disclosure of synthetic diamonds by certain unscrupulous...
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November, 2013

Orange diamond hits record price

A spectacular Deep Orange fancy vivid pear shape diamond found in South Africa, weighing 14.82 carats. The largest known Orange...
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November, 2013

Pink Diamond Sells for $83 Million

The 59.60 carat oval shape pink diamond has sold for $83 million, setting a record for any gemstone sold at...
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November, 2013

DMIA calls for all-industry, international meeting on misrepresentation of synthetics as natural diamonds

New York, November 12, 2013 Dear Colleagues,   Much has been written in the past month concerning synthetic diamonds being...
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October, 2013

Synthetic Diamond warning.

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has noted with concern the growing tendency of undisclosed synthetic diamonds to enter...
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October, 2013

Over 2 Million for 1.56 ct fancy red diamond.

An Argyle 1.56 ct, fancy red diamond, has sold for over $2 million the highest price per carat for an...
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October, 2013

$20 million for 14Ct Orange Diamond.

The largest fancy vivid orange diamond 14.82 carats will be the top lot in Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale to be...
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October, 2013

Diamond sells for record-setting $30 million.

The 118 carat D Flawless Diamond was recovered at one of the mines of South Africa in 2011. Its weight...
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September, 2013

Sotheby’s to Sell Pink Star for $60M

The Pink Star a 59.60-carat, internally flawless, fancy vivid pink, type IIa diamond will be up for sale at Sotheby’s...
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September, 2013

Lucara Diamonds recovers 257 carat stone

The 257 carat diamond is from Karowe Mine in Botswana. The AK6 kimberlite, has reported the recovery of 47 diamonds...
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September, 2013

The DCLA announces new Laboratory Director Mr Matthew Zamel.

Mr Zamel the third generation diamantaire from the original Zamel family from Adelaide.  After 6 years as a control grader...
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September, 2013

De Beers August Sight Estimated at $520M

$520 million De Beers August sight after sightholders refused a significant part of the goods on offer. De Beers have...
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August, 2013

Premier Blue could make $19 Million USD

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels is offering the 7.59 ct fancy vivid blue round diamond as the top lot. Known...
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August, 2013

Settlement of a class action suit against De Beers.

Companies that bought diamonds from De Beers between 1994 and 2006 paid higher prices than they would have in a...
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July, 2013

Diamondsand jewelery worth $53 million stolen from hotel

An armed man wearing a bandana or scarf and a cap, brandishing an automatic weapon stole jewellery worth an estimated...
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July, 2013

De Beers Introduces Forward Contract Sales for Rough Diamonds

De Beers, the world’s largest diamond producer, introduces forward sales contracts for buyers in its rough-diamond auctions. Owned by Anglo...
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June, 2013

Gem Diamonds Recovers 100-Ct. Diamond at Letšeng

Gem Diamonds recovered a 100 carat white, type IIa diamond from the Letšeng mine in Lesotho. Clifford Elphick, Gem Diamonds'...
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May, 2013

Petra Blue Rough Diamond Sold for $16,910,180M

Petra CEO Johan Dippenaar, said, “We are delighted to have concluded such a successful sales process for this important blue...
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May, 2013

Buying Diamonds Online: Don’t Be Taken Advantage Of

Let’s face it: everything you buy today in store is also available online, and often for far cheaper. While some...
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May, 2013

$26.7 Million for 101.73 Winston Legacy

The record breaking price achieved at Christie’s in Geneva for the D flawless pear shape which sold for $254,400 per...
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May, 2013

Professional valuers are put to the test

Two diamonds were sent to three Accredited Valuers for valuation. The synthetic diamond pendant had valuations ranging from $4330 to...
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April, 2013

25.5 carat blue Diamond

25.5 carat blue Diamond recovered by Petra Diamonds at its famous Cullinan mine in South Africa. The diamond is a...
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April, 2013

$30-$40M expected for the Princie Diamond

Christie’s New York is selling the Princie Diamond, a large fancy intense pink diamond from the Golconda region in India....
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March, 2013

239-Ct. Diamond recovered at Botswana Mine

A 239.2 carat diamond recovered from Karowe mine has been recovered. Lucara Diamond Corporation reported two more exceptional stones were...
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March, 2013

Synthetic diamonds are major cause of concern!

Synthetic diamonds have penetrated the world's biggest diamond cutting and polishing center in Surat, becoming a major cause of concern...
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February, 2013

Diamond heist at Brussels airport

Police in Brussels report that a group of masked, armed men cut through a security fence at the Brussels airport...
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February, 2013

Alrosa recovers 145.44 Carat Diamond

Alrosa Russian diamond miner recovered a 145.44 ct. diamond in the Yubileynaya Diamond Pipe in the Yakutia region of Russia...
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January, 2013

DTC Goods Return to Premiums

Rough buyers are competing for goods, this has driven up prices from Diamond Trading Company. Sight holders said that the...
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January, 2013

De Beers says it will find diamonds in Angola

The US$250 million De Beers has already spent on prospecting will yield a diamond deposit, the company is confident that...
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January, 2013

Don’t smuggled diamonds from Central African Republic, Kimberley Process warns diamantaires

Diamantaires in the world's biggest diamond cutting and polishing centre in Surat have been warned to be become more vigilant...
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December, 2012

De Beers 2012-2015 Term Supply Invitations to customers

Supplier of choice (SOC) the De Beers Group has announce that the eligible Sightholders and non-sightholders that have demonstrated sufficient...
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November, 2012

Tiffany Q3 $853 Million increase of 4%

Tiffany & Co. has reported Q3 worldwide net sales of $853 million, up 4 % year on year. Tiffany &...
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November, 2012

Blue Nile’s 3Q Sales +20%

Blue Nile's sales rose 20 % year on year for the third quarter of 2012. Turn over for the third...
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October, 2012

Washington Diamonds Corp. announced recently that it will begin selling loose, colorless synthetic diamonds online

The stones will be grown using the chemical vapour deposition (CVD) process at a facility located of Washington, D.C., Washington...
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October, 2012

Diamond Congress Rejects Diamond Source Warranty Protocol

The 35th World Diamond Congress has taken strong exception to the Diamond Source Warranty Protocol, a chain of custody initiative...
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October, 2012

Estimate DTC Sight $750M

De Beers rough diamonds sight is estimated to be $750 million USD, The DTC sold the October sight, and maintained...
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October, 2012

Blue Nile adds Spanish and French to Website

Blue Nile the online jewellery behemoth has added the Spanish and French language and currency options to its global website....
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September, 2012

Archduke Joseph Diamond for sale.

Archduke Joseph Diamond will be offered at auction in Geneva in November 2012. One of the most famous diamonds in...
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September, 2012

Diamond bourse sets up in Botswana

Botswana now boasts diamond production, cutting and polishing, jewellery manufacturing and finally rough diamond trade. The bourse will provide a...
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September, 2012

Indian Diamond Dealers Diverted $5.4 Billion Bank Funds To Real Estate

The Indian diamond industry’s liquidity crisis – said to be the worst in 50 years – is claimed to be...
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August, 2012

De Beers Cuts Prices

De Beers Diamond trading ‎Company (DTC) reduced sight prices by an estimated average of 8 % at its week. The sights...
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August, 2012

Lonrho and Endiama Diamond Company recover 131.5 ct rough Diamond

Lonrho Mining and joint venture partner Endiama Diamond Company working in the Lulo Diamond Concession located near the Cuango River...
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August, 2012

Digital Marketing Workshops free at the Hong Kong Fair

JewelleryNet Asia will hold the free seminars on digital marketing workshops at the upcoming September Hong Kong Jewellery Fair. A...
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August, 2012

Hong Kong Lab Identifying New Synthetic Diamonds

The Hong Kong diamond industry has announced its impressions of a new fast and efficient method of manufacturing synthetic diamonds....
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August, 2012

Anglo Buys 85% of De Beers Diamonds

Botswana produces more gem quality diamonds  from sparsely populated country than any other nation. Anglo formally offered the Botswana government...
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July, 2012

HRD Opens new Lab in Mumbai

The new HRD Antwerp lab is located in the heart of the new diamond district. HRD offers quality certification services...
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July, 2012

De Beers Profit -44%

De Beers groups sales declined 14%as earnings fell to $386 million in the first half of 2012,   De Beers...
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July, 2012

Zimbabwe Govt okays total control of diamond mines

Zimbabwe plans to enforce a 100% ownership of diamonds, among a raft of measures designed to leverage on the country’s...
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July, 2012

CIBJO President addresses the ECOSOC High Level Segment

  CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has addressed the annual High Level Segment of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of...
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July, 2012

Anglo – De Beers deal clears first hurdle

Oppenheimer family’s 40% stake in De Beers has been approved by the Department of Mineral Resources The $5,1bn purchase of...
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June, 2012

The Antwerp Lab Bribery Case Blows Open:

It looks like the police in Antwerp are doing what the authorities in this country didn’t do—arresting the people who...
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June, 2012

Rough diamond prices to remain under pressure.

The rough diamond market is in a difficult phase, with slowing diamond sales, falling prices and continued tight liquidity in...
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June, 2012

Diamonds go on display to mark Queen’s Jubilee

The exhibition features some of the most spectacular pieces from the monarch’s private collection.   The exhibition shows how over...
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June, 2012

European Union diplomats are touring the controversial Marange diamond fields.

REVENUE FROM DIAMONDS IS SET TO CONTRIBUTE US$600 MILLION TO FISCUS THIS YEAR.The diplomats will visit four companies, Mbada, Marange...
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June, 2012

DCLA updates Diamond Colour Master Set

DCLA is updating several master colour grading stones from the Official IDC Master Set. The current diamond colour master stones...
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May, 2012

Trade Warning Issued

Large volumes of undisclosed man-made diamonds are believed to have entered the market after several hundred stones were sent to...
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March, 2012

No Credit, No Cry

A hot-button topic in today's diamond industry is the practice of extending credit to customers.In several impassioned "State of the...
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January, 2012

Workshop: Diamond Buying for Consumers

Friday 9th March - Sign up for our 2 to 3 hour hands on workshop and discover what you need to know...
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January, 2012

Oppenheimers sell De Beers diamonds stake

South Africa’s Oppenheimer dynasty has ended a century in the diamond business which shaped the region, selling its 40% of...
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November, 2011

Diamond Buying Workshop for Consumers

DCLA’s next  in-laboratory workshop on ‘How to Buy a Diamond’ is set for Friday December 2.DCLA diamond experts will walk participants through...
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October, 2011

For Jewellers: Workshop for Diamond Sales Staff

DCLA diamond experts will walk participants through a diamond course specifically tailored for on-floor sales staff, in a hands on workshop...
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August, 2011

Jewellery World

A new jewellery show produced by Jewellery World, Australia’s professional jewellery magazine, and Interpoint Events, an award winning exhibition company,...
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May, 2011

DCLA Celebrates 10 Years

On May 2nd, 2011 The DCLA celebrated ten years in business as one of the world’s leading diamond certification laboratories.Specialising...
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May, 2011

AGS launches Diamond Search platform

 The American Gem Society, in partnership with Verichannel, announced today the launch of a specialized search engine for diamonds graded...
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March, 2011

BlueNile diamonds

BlueNile is widely consider to be the world’s best place to buy GIA certified diamonds at the lowest prices, but...
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March, 2011

Diamonds sparkle at the Academy Awards

Diamonds were a hit on Oscar night, showcasing some of the most dazzling diamonds on offer at the 83rd Annual...
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February, 2011

Conclusion of Taylor Trial Delayed

Boycott of the trial by former Liberian President Charles Taylor could delay its conclusion indefinitely.The war crimes trial of Charles Taylor at the...
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December, 2010

Gemesis Goes White, to Market Directly to Consumers

Gemesis Diamond Company, which produces of gem quality lab created diamonds, announced that it is producing colourless diamonds.Until now, the...
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September, 2010

Milan, Italy September 16, 2010

CIBJO President Gaetano urged an audience at a major gemmological gathering in Paris to commit themselves to advancing consumer confidence...
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July, 2010

International Diamond Council releases IDC Rules in Russian

The International Diamond Council (IDC) released the Russian translation of the "IDC Rules for Grading Diamonds" today in Moscow, on...
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July, 2010

Zimbabwe Defies Ban of Marange Diamonds

Zimbabwe’s government has resolved to defy a diamond sale ban ruled by the world approving authority, the Kimberly Process and...
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May, 2010

DIAMOND PRICE INDEX PUBLISHED FOR CONSUMERS

For the first time ever, diamond jewelry consumers are going to have a diamond retail benchmark that will guide them...
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February, 2010

Fraudulent GIA Diamond Certificate Found

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has identified and seized a bogus diamond grading report appearing recently in Hong Kong.In...
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June, 2009

‘How to buy a diamond’ workshop Saturday 25 July

Diamond buying made easy...register now for the next 2-3 hour hands-on workshop covering diamond quality and diamond buying taught by the Diamond Certification...
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June, 2009

Synthetic Diamonds on the market in Australia?

A synthetic diamond has been identified by the DCLA, on the heels of the recent discovery of numerous treated diamonds...
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May, 2009

Blue Diamond fetches Record Price for Gem

A rare natural fancy vivid blue diamond sold for a world record price of almost US$9.5 million (AU$12.2 million) at...
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May, 2009

Learn About Diamonds & Diamond Buying on Sat May 30th 9:00am

DCLA teaches about diamond grading and diamond buying at a hands-on Diamond Workshop; register now for a 2-3 hour course before...
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April, 2009

Buying a Diamond? Introducing the DCLA Diamond Exchange

It is with great pleasure that the DCLA announces the launch of the DCLA Diamond Exchange, a new company and...
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April, 2009

Diamonds Online – Savings or Scam?

Does buying diamonds on the internet offer huge savings? Is it safe? Why does it appear so much cheaper?The internet...
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April, 2009

Growing Incidence of Undisclosed Treated Diamonds in Australia

DCLA has seen an alarming increase in the number of treated diamonds being submitted as natural diamonds to the laboratory...
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March, 2009

Next DCLA Diamond Buying Workshop Saturday 19 April

Buying a diamond? Register now for a 2-3 hour hands-on workshop covering diamonds and diamond buying.DCLA diamond experts will walk...
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February, 2009

DCLA identifies Treated Pink Diamond

Recently, a pink coloured diamond weighing 0.70ct was submitted to DCLA laboratory for certification and colour authentication. The colour was...
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January, 2009

‘How to Buy a Diamond’ Workshop Registration Open

DCLA’s in-laboratory workshop on ‘How to Buy a Diamond’ commencesSaturday February 28th at 10:00am. DCLA diamond experts will walk participants...
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January, 2009

Special Valentine Diamond Laser Inscription

Cold Laser Inscription adds a timeless message to your diamond, as an expression of your love.Laser inscription is the use...
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December, 2008

DCLA Trustmark Jeweller Listing

DCLA has established the DCLA Trustmark Initiative to help diamond consumers locate reputable Australian diamond jewellers who sell DCLA-certified and...
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November, 2008

Pre-Registration for DCLA Diamond Buying Seminars Now Open

'Introduction to Diamond Buying' for consumers is now open for end-of-summer pre-registration, dates throughout February and March to be confirmed.'Introduction...
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November, 2008

DCLA issues Diamond Grading Guarantee Cards for Consumers

The Diamond Certification Laboratory of Australia (DCLA) announces the launch of a full-replacement guarantee to stand behind all DCLA Diamond...
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November, 2008

DCLA Offers New Damage Assessment and Recut Service

DCLA now offers a precise recut assessment service on poorly finished, chipped, broken, and otherwise damaged diamonds.The popular belief is...
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September, 2008

New! DCLA Transparency Grading System

After analysing thousands of diamonds, DCLA has developed a new Transparency grading system, independent of other quality grades listed on...
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July, 2008

RapNet to list DCLA graded diamonds

The Diamond Certification Laboratory of Australia (DCLA) is proud to announce that RapNet, the World's largest diamond trading network, will...
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June, 2008

DCLA welcomes new Director

After seven years at the helm, the outgoing directors are handing over control of the DCLA. The appointment of Ms...
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February, 2008

DCLA buys second PhotoScribe Cold Laser machine

Demand for branding in the Australian diamond market is the reason the DCLA ordered a second of the PhotoScribe cold...
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August, 2006

DCLA acquires the official Registered Cibjo Diamond Master set for Australia, the C2 Au Set

DCLA, the official CIBJO laboratory for Australia, received the C2 Au Registered National Diamond Master set for Australia. Cibjo, also...
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September, 2003

CIBJO Recognizes DCLA as Registered Laboratory

The Diamond Certification Laboratory of Australia (DCLA,) was recently recognized as a CIBJO Registered Laboratory.This is significant for Australia as...
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August, 2003

DCLA offers first Cold Laser System for Australia

PhotoScribe cold laser system is now available in Australia. The DCLA has received the first of its kind in Australia,...
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February, 2001

DCLA granted International Diamond Council Rules for Grading Polished Diamonds

The Diamond Certification Laboratory of Australia (DCLA), Sydney, Australia is proud to announce that it has become only the fifth...
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